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Heartland Community College

Gerard Erley: Landscape and Floral Paintings

This art exhibit was on display March 17 - May 2, 2014

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This exhibition of Gerard Erley's oil paintings presents two distinct bodies of work, landscapes and floral compositions. All of Erley's works are characterized by his use of expressive color, light and brushwork. In his landscapes, Erley states "What I hope to realize in paint is something both poetic and persuasively real.", while he considers his floral paintings as "not unlike a jazz improvisation on a given melody." 

About the Author

Gerard Erley is an Illinois native currently living in South Carolina. He has had over two dozen solo exhibits throughout the United States. His works have been exhibited in over two hundred juried shows, and received numerous awards, including Best of Show at the Sugar Creek Art Festival, Normal, IL, and the Spring Bloom Arts Festival, Bloomington, IL. He holds a Master of Science in painting degree from Illinois State University, and his works are in museum, corporate and private collections both in the United States and abroad. While at Heartland Community College, Erley serves as the juror for the 10th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Library from March 31 through May 2, 2014.

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9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours

Effective from May 20-August 16


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And by appointment


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Phone: 309-268-8635

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